Zelensky’s words on World War II “only cause regret,” says Kremlin


The Kremlin expressed regret over the statements by the President of Ukraine who criticized the USSR for having contributed to the outbreak of the Second World War, but said on that occasion that it did not yet know whether Volodymyr Zelensky should be invited to the parade next May 9 which will celebrate the 75 years of Victory.

Volodymyr Zelensky‚Äôs statements about the responsibility of the USSR for the outbreak of World War II are met with “regret” and “misunderstanding,” said Kremlin spokesperson Dmitri Peskov.

“I can only repeat that such statements, with the exception of regret and misunderstanding, do nothing. Everything else is subject to precision, “he said.

The spokesman for the Russian President stressed, however, that he did not yet know whether Mr. Zelensky would be invited to the military parade on May 9 in Moscow which will celebrate the 75 years of the 1945 victory.

“I must clarify this, I am not yet in a position to answer this question,” said Peskov, who answered the question whether Moscow would invite the President of Ukraine to the parade after his recent statements or whether the position of the Kremlin was about to change.

A “wrong” and “annoying” position

Earlier, during his visit to Poland on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Volodymyr Zelensky had hinted, following in the footsteps of the President of the country Andrzej Duda, that the Soviet Union had contributed to the start of the Second World War just like Nazi Germany.

According to the President of Ukraine, Poland and the Polish people were the first to experience the “collusion of totalitarian regimes”, which led to the start of the war and allowed the Nazis to “throw the deadly holocaust” .

In turn, the Kremlin declared its “formal disagreement” with the point of view of Volodymyr Zelensky, stressing that it rejected this “erroneous” position which is “vexing” for “the memory of our grandfathers”. Dmitri Peskov expressed doubts that the opinion of the President of Ukraine will be shared by the millions of Ukrainians who fought against the Nazis.


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